Thursday, September 1, 2011

Snow on SEFI

The last day of August turned out to be a fairly productive one.  An egret and a plover were seen who both had the same first name (Snowy).  We were all hoping for a third Snowy bird, but were not so lucky.  

SEFI hosted the sixth Snowy Plover ever recorded on our shores yesterday.  Even more surprising was to find that it was color-banded.  A few e-mail inquiries to Snowy Plover biologists revealed that the bird hatched this year at the Salinas River mouth.  Hopefully he enjoys his stay out here and is able to return to the mainland.
Just throwing this in here to get a little bit of the snow off.  Black Oystercatcher on the Marine Terrace.

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